Sadly, this past Columbus Day weekend was a turning point for Gabby and her family. They received the most gut wrenching, world shattering, devastating news of their lives. Their baby girl, at just 4 years old, has cancer.
After countless tests and 7 endless days, it was confirmed that Gabriella Grace Irene, daughter of Vito and Diane Irene, has Stage 4 Rhabdomysarcoma. Rhabdomyosarcoma is a type of sarcoma. Sarcoma is cancer of soft tissue (such as muscle), connective tissue, or bone. Gabby’s specific situation happens to be in her abdomen area causing her stomach pain.
This campaign, GoFundMe for Gabby Grace, is to raise funds to help offset the costs of her long-term chemotherapy treatment course.
Gabby has always been very healthy which made this diagnosis even more shocking. Matter of fact, she had perfect school attendance last school year, not even missing one day.
She started her first round of chemotherapy last week (10/16/18). Gabby’s treatment plan for Rhabdomysarcoma includes a minimum 16-22 months of chemotherapy.
The costs of long term extensive medical treatment can be devastating to families. Costs include reduction of employment time, transportation to treatment, medicine, and specialty care. There are also a variety of other expenses that really add up over time.
Gabby’s parents and family are overwhelmed (to say the least) with this devastating news and what the future holds. We (Kris and Nicole Schrodi) have set up this GoFundMe, but the money will be directly deposited into an account for them to use for Gabby’s medical care.
Anyone with children, knows the overwhelming love you feel for each child and how your heart breaks when they feel pain. Vito, Diane, Gabby, and Vito will need continual prayers and support. We ask that you PLEASE SHARE this page through SOCIAL MEDIA, EMAIL and WORD OF MOUTH to get this page to as many people as possible!
- Harini Rao
- Sal Sorce
- Marlen Delgado
- Kathe Schlomann
- Catherine Casolaro
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